IT professionals are constantly performing risk assessments to identify and modify their security and operational strategy. However, pandemics like COVID-19 presents different sets of challenges as non-essential businesses urged to close and employees are directed to work from home. This pandemic possesses a range of serious challenges in terms of managing, monitoring, security and business continuity specifically to on-premise server setups. As your IT team might not be able to go to the site to physically access the servers, you might not have enough bandwidth to support remote access as more people are instructed to stay home and work remotely or you might not be able to upgrade your gears and increase your pipeline.
In this post, I would like to highlight some of the features of colocation with Cirrus Hosting, at our prime downtown location.
- Reduced downtime: Here at Cirrus Hosting we have significantly improved our capacity and peak throughput by upgrading our core routes and networking gears. We also increased our pipeline by almost tenfold. We utilize multiple major upstream providers to ensure continuous Internet connectivity, greater route diversity and ultimately enhanced internet performance. In terms of electricity, our data center has 2 feeders from a substation, multiple backup generators with separate generators supporting the cooling infrastructure, automatic transfer switches.
- Security: The downtown facility is SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type 2 audited. There are multiple layers of security in place to protect your assets like 24/7 On-Site Security guard, tailgate proof mantrap, key card and biometric access, CCTV. You also have the option to work with our network security team to implement firewalls, intrusion dedication and prevention solutions.
- Flexibility: You do not need to worry about lack of expansion capacity, we have ample space for your future needs with 20k SQF of space. You can add cabinet, power circuits and bandwidth as your business needs grow. This flexibility enables you to make long term plans without requiring a substantial upfront cost.
As you know in many regions co-location facilities are deemed essential services and staff are getting an exemption. You can take advantage of our remote hand services, extend your team by adding on-site expert technicians who are ready to provide you with assistance at the datacenter. Services like swapping removable media, racking and staking equipment and visual verification for remote troubleshooting.
To find out more about our colocation plans please visit here or call 1.877.624.7787
About Cirrus Hosting
Cirrus Tech Ltd. has been a leader in providing affordable, dependable cloud hosting as well as website hosting services in Canada since 1999. They have hosted and supported hundreds of thousands of websites and applications for Canadian businesses and clients around the world. As a BBB member with an A+ rating, Cirrus Hosting is a top-notch Canadian web hosting company with professional support, rigorous reliability and easily upgradable VPS solutions that grow right alongside your business.